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  • In This Issue:

    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. THANK YOU AND REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 27

    3. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF VULCÃO - MAY 29-31

    4. NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY CELEBRATION - MAY 3

    5. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL - JUNE 5

    6. TU DANCE CENTER STUDENT SHOWCASE - JUNE 5-7

    7. NEW PERFORMANCE BY FIRE DRILL - JUNE 11-14

    8. JOSEPH SODD III MEMORIAL FUND BENEFIT - JUNE 20

    9. QUEERTOPIA: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW - JUNE 24-27

    10. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA PERFORMANCE - JUNE 27

    11. FLAMENCO ON FIRE - JUNE 26-27

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    12. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA WORKSHOPS - JUNE 14

    13. HAITIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP

    14. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - MAY 30

    15. ART INGENUITY LAB

    16. INTRO TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS WITH ERIN THOMPSON

    17. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    18. JENNIFER ILSE TEACHES INVERSION MODERN DANCE WORKSHOPS AT ZENON

    19. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    20. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10– 21

    21. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    22. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    23. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    24. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    25. SARA REICH MASTER TAP CLASS

    26. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    27. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEK - JUNE 1-5

    28. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM SUMMER INTENSIVE

    ONGOING CLASSES

    29. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    31. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER - LAST SPRING CLASS JUNE 2

    32. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    33. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    34. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - JUNE 8-AUGUST 30

    35. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM ADULT TAP CLASSES

    36. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE OPEN COMPANY CLASSES

    37. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    38. DON'T YOU FEEL IT TOO? PUBLIC DANCE PRACTICE FOR SUMMER 2015

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    39. ZUMBROTA DANCE STUDIO SEEKING 2015-2016 TEACHERS

    40. BALLET/TAP/JAZZ DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

    41. LOOKING FOR MALE JAZZ DANCER

    42. ZENON DANCE COMPANY & SCHOOL SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

    43. SEEKING BALLET DIRECTOR

    44. SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    45. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    46. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    47. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    48. AMP CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS: DEADLINE THIS MONDAY - JUNE 1

    49. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    50. DANCE TEACHERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER AND FALL

    51. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE COMPANY AUDITION - JUNE 3

    52. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - SUMMER SESSION

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    53. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    54. STUDIO FOR RENT IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

    55. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    56. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    57. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    58. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    59. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    60. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    61. COWLES CENTER NAMED NEW HOME FOR MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS IN DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

    DanceMN UPDATE

    1. THANK YOU AND REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

    DanceMN is in the midst of a fundraising drive to close our budget gap for 2015. While the Dance Community News is powered by a significant amount of volunteer energy, we also require funding to pay our editors and bring you this vital resource each week.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported the Dance Community New thus far. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us reach over 1200 readers with dependable grassroots dance news. If you have not yet donated, please consider going to https://givemn.org/fundraiser/Dancemn and finding the level of support that works for you. We’ve included some suggested donation levels commensurate with the value you place on the service. Please contribute by June 15, our deadline for raising funds.

    Thanks for being our patron and helping to make this dance community so vibrant!

    Sincerely,

    The DanceMN Advisory Committee:

    Judith Brin Ingber, Dana Kassel, Theresa Madaus, Sally Rousse, Laurie Van Wieren, Jeffrey Wells

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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    2. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - MAY 27

    8:00pm (doors @ 7:00pm), $6-16 sliding scale

    1. Penny Freeh (Brittany Keefe and Alejandra Iannone)

    2. ROXANNE (Katelyn Farstad and Sophie Weil)

    3. Mad King Thomas (Theresa Madaus, Tara King and Monica Thomas)

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features dance-making exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving the audience and choreographers alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    3. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF VULCÃO - MAY 29-31

    Forces acting within the Earth, generally unseen by humans, manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is Contempo Physical Dance’s latest collaboration between choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos, composer Divanir Antonio Gattamorta, and its unified and fiercely athletic cast of dancers. Utilizing the company’s Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion, the work takes inspiration from volcanoes, which are both majestically beautiful and powerfully dynamic. Also slang in Brazilian Portuguese to describe someone extremely desirable or detested, Vulcão goes beyond nature to reveal parallels found in human relationships. From shifting tectonic plates to fluid and viscous lava, the work pushes the dancers’ physicality and displays their unyielding vitality.

    Join us at Macalester College this May for Contempo Physical Dance’s Saint Paul debut performance. Show runs Friday May 29-Sunday May 31 at Janet Wallace Fine Arts Building, Macalaster College.

    Tickets:

    https://www.universe.com/events/contempo-physical-dance-presents-vulcao-may-29-31-tickets-st-paul-63BR4

    Contact: Jenny Pennaz, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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    4. NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY CELEBRATION - MAY 30

    Saturday, May 30, Como Park Pavillion - 3:00-4:30 pm

    Join us to watch or perform with tap dancers from around the State of Minnesota as we celebrate the American Art form of Tap Dance. Hosted by Keane Sense of Rhythm.

    More info at tapcompany.org or Keanesense@aol.com.

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    5. ZENON DANCE COMPANY OPEN REHEARSAL - JUNE 5

    Sneak Peek of World Premiere for Zenon Dance Company

    What: Preview choreographer Joanna Kotze’s new work for Zenon Dance Company

    When: Friday, June 5, noon to 1:00 pm

    Where: Studio 4A, Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis

    RSVP: by 10:00 am, June 5, to: danielle@zenondance.org

    In fall 2015, Zenon Dance Company will premiere its first work by New York choreographer Joanna Kotze. Please join Zenon Dance Company and Kotze as they present and discuss the new work.

    The Bessie-award-winning choreographer, who has training as an architect, has shown her work at Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Live Arts Studio, Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research at the Judson Church. A contemporary of Netta Yerushalmy (who often dances in her work and has choreographed two pieces for Zenon), Kotze has been praised by The New York Times for being a “steely and sultry… performer.” Blogger Solomon Says adds that Kotze has created a movement vocabulary that’s “richly articulated and dynamically unexpected.”

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    6. TU DANCE CENTER STUDENT SHOWCASE - JUNE 5-7

    Please join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in celebrating the TU Dance Center students! Young dancers of all ages will perform at the University of Minnesota's Barbara Barker Center for Dance, showcasing their work in ballet, modern, and repertory - including new choreography by Uri Sands and Laurel Keen.

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, June 5, 7:30 pm*

    Saturday, June 6, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm*

    Sunday, June 7, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

    *Please join us for a reception following the evening performances!

    To purchase tickets, please visit:

    https://www.tickets.umn.edu/UMATO/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=TUDCSP

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    7. NEW PERFORMANCE BY FIRE DRILL - JUNE 11-14

    Novelty Shots: A Political Fantasy

    Presented by the Red Eye Theater, New Works 4 Weeks Festival

    June 11-14, 2015

    Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 7 pm

    http://www.redeyetheater.org/tickets

    In their new evening-length work, performance duo Fire Drill takes the truism that "the internet is rewiring our brains" as both paranoia and reality. Novelty Shots: A Political Fantasy catapults the viewer between focus and distraction, capitalizing on our collective desire for constant stimulation. Using rigorous exploration of form, daring physicality, and an uncompromisingly contemporary aesthetic, Novelty Shots activates and interrogates the attention economy.

    Novelty Shots is presented by the Red Eye Theater as part of Isolated Acts and the New Works 4 Weeks festival.

    http://fire-drill.org/

    Contact: Emily Gastineau, emily.gastineau@gmail.com

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    8. JOSEPH SODD III MEMORIAL FUND BENEFIT - JUNE 20

    A concert to benefit the Joseph Sodd III Memorial Fund

    Featuring:Curtiss A, Greg Grease, Toussaint Morrison

    June 20, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

    Eagles Club 34, 2507 E 25th St., Minneapolis

    Silent Auction and Raffle featuring a four night stay at a Four Seasons resort and a signed Kiss Dynasty album.

    $10 Cover

    On a summer night in June 2008, college student and aspiring dancer Joseph Sodd III was heading home from an evening with friends on the West Bank when he was attacked and killed. Though devastated by his death, the people brought together by Joe’s life continue to work together to keep his memory alive. Joe’s family and friends established a memorial fund in his name and in 2013 held the first Tre Day concert.

    Befitting Joe’s love of dance, and tap dance in particular, the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising effort will be U of MN dance teacher Ellen Keane’s “Body of Sound” project, a program offering tap dance education to students at underserved Twin Cities elementary schools such as North End, Linwood/Monroe, Folwell and Lucy Laney. “If we start when they are young enough, even if they have a tough urban skin, we can still get through and develop a relationship. . . . For them just to know that we are coming back and that they can count on us has been huge,” said Ellen describing the “Body of Sound” project in a 2011 article in Dance Teacher Magazine.

    tapcompany.org, Keanesense@aol.com

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    9. QUEERTOPIA: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW - JUNE 24-27

    Co-presented with Bedlam Theatre, Curated by Jeffry Lusiak and Nastalie Bogira

    Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Dates/Times: June 24-27 | 7:30PM, Sliding Scale Preview Night: Wednesday, June 24

    Tickets:

    $15 advance, student, senior | $18 door

    $5-25 sliding scale for the Wednesday, June 24 performance

    Get Tickets: IntermediaArts.org/box-office

    Queertopia is celebrating 10 years of radical and ruckus queer LOVE. Local queer artists join forces for an eclectic night of performance that celebrate the triumphs of the past and inspire us as we walk the road to TOTAL LIBERATION. Queer Love guides us in the call "None are free until all are free!"

    Bedlam Theatre and Intermedia Arts are proud to present the tenth year of the annual PRIDE cabaret: QUEERTOPIA: A Cabaret Celebration of Queer Love. Curators Jeffry Lusiak and Nastalie Bogira present a cabaret-style evening of queer performance highlighting some of the most exciting, provocative, and dynamic queer artists working in the Twin Cities today. This year the Cabaret pays tribute to the performers, performances, and community that has made Queertopia a center for celebration outside mainstream PRIDE for the past decade.

    More Info: http://www.intermediaarts.org/queertopia

    Contact: Jessie Roelofs, Jessie@IntermediaArts.org

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    10. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA PERFORMANCE - JUNE 27

    Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 pm

    At Jefferson Community School Theatre

    $12 with danceoutofafrica.brownpapertickets.com, $15 at the door

    Three principal dancer/choreographers will bring dancers and drummers for a night of immersion in the dance traditions, born in Africa and reinterpreted in Cuba and Brazil.
    Ghanaian Fatawu Sayibu, Cuban Chini Perez and Brazilian Leo Paixão will interweave traditional African and African-derived dances, such as Afrocuban, rumba, son, salsa, samba and forró, in an original choreographed work.

    The title of this dance performance, Dance Out of Africa, alludes playfully to the Out-of-Africa theory on the origin of humans, and reflects the performers’ viewpoint that Africa is the birthplace and major influence behind many dance forms which have spread throughout the diaspora and reach into our own local community.

    The concert will take place on Saturday, June 27, at 8:00 pm at Jefferson Community School, 1200 W. 26th Street, Minneapolis.

    Contact: Holly Dabral, Chini.Studio@gmail.com

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    11. FLAMENCO ON FIRE - JUNE 26-27

    Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre presents Flamenco on Fire, an evening of spectacular traditional Spanish flamenco dance and music. The two-part program will also feature an excerpt from Susana di Palma’s new provocative contemporary flamenco ballet "Los Caprichos."

    Flamenco on Fire is about truly honoring our flamenco community and this vibrant, passionate tradition” said Zorongo founder and Artistic Director Susana di Palma, “flamenco embodies the universal quest for expressing the mysteries of the soul through the forms of music, poetry and dance.” In essence, “the true fire is from the past.”

    This year, Zorongo’s Cowles season is dedicated to honoring the legacy of the flamenco tradition which has found a second home here in Twin Cities. A flamenco community fiesta celebrating the passionate, powerful, and vibrant energy unique to this dynamic art form will take place at the Zorongo studio on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

    The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    June 26 and 27; 8pm

    Tickets: $30 (fees included)

    Visit www.zorongo.org for the ticketing link and more!

    Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    12. DANCE OUT OF AFRICA WORKSHOPS - JUNE 14

    Sunday, June 14, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm

    At the Jawaahir Dance Studio

    $30 online at danceworkshop.brownpapertickets.com /$35 at the door

    Ghanaian Fatawu Sayibu, Cuban Chini Perez and Brazilian Leo Paixão will teach an afternoon of dance workshops for participants at all levels. The workshops will demonstrate how movement, rhythm and concepts of dance have migrated and evolved from Africa to Cuba and Brazil. Instruction will be given in the traditional dance of Ghana, Afrocuban, son, salsa and rumba dances of Cuba, and Brazilian dances including the “forbidden” lambada, zouk, samba and forró. The workshops will take place from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in the Jawaahir Dance Studio at Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis.

    Contact: Holly
    Dabral,
    Chini.Studio@gmail.com

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    13. HAITIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP

    Summer Dance Workshop: Master teacher Djenane Saint Juste and Florencia Pierre will host a four-weekend traditional dance workshop at Tu dance in Minnesota. In this workshop you will learn about Raboday (Happy Dance), Yanvalou (Spiritual Dance), Nago (Warrior dance) and Kongo (the dance of love).

    Location: Tu Dance (2121 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114)

    Dates: Sundays June 7, 14, 21 and 28

    Times: 2;30pm-3:30pm Beginners

    3:30pm-4:30pm Intermediate/ Advance

    Cost: $15 for 1 class

    $29 for 2 classes

    $43 for 3 Classes

    $55 for 4 classes

    For more information contact: Djenane Saint Juste #415-574-7205, djenane100@gmail.com or afoutayidmaco@gmail.com.

    Contact: Chris Fury, furycf@gmail.com

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    14. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - MAY 30

    This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

    Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

    Gadu has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. In 2012, Gadu was certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) from Subbody Butoh Foundation. Gadu has been teaching Subbody Butoh in the Twin Cities since 2008 and he also teaches and performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad.

    Come and experience the power of Resonance!

    When: Saturday, May 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition: $25

    To register, contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com

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    15. ART INGENUITY LAB

    The chemistry of creation is a combustible mix of work and play. Creative process can bubble into existence heady with newness, ongoing projects might move right along. Then work may lapse as we proceed and old rules, familiar patterns or choices that no longer speak in our clear and current voice loom. Based in movement mingled with the rich traditions of theater, writing, voice and visual art this lab provides a space and time to free-think ideas, shift structures, play with perspectives. Working individually and in the community of the lab we will use forms, games and scores that suggest new ways into our work; ways that support our capacity for invention and profound human connection. With intentionality and focus we will excite, challenge and thrill our creative spirits.

    Wednesday, June 17: 10 am - 1 pm

    Thursday, June 18: 1 pm - 4 pm

    Friday, June 19: 10 am - 1 pm

    Patrick's Cabaret

    310 Minnehaha Avenue South

    Minneapolis, MN
    55406

    $135*

    special young adult (18-27) offer: $100

    *This work is my livelihood not sponsored by organizations or venues but if you have a passion to participate and price is the only obstacle talk with me.

    To register or FFI contact Maureen 612.724.9130 or info@maureenkoelsch.com

    Maureen Koelsch is an Imaginarian developing and directing workshops that challenge perspectives, enhance perception and create a sense of possibility for ourselves and our world. She performed and taught in MN for 35 years and now makes her home and work in New Rochelle and NYC.

    Contact: Maureen Koelsch, info@maureenkoelsch.com

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    16. INTRO TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS WITH ERIN THOMPSON

    Explore how principles of the Alexander Technique can enhance your life personally and professionally. The Alexander Technique is a method used to improve the overall coordination of the individual, enhancing ease and fluidity in daily life and performance. For actors, musicians, dancers - performing artists of all kinds. Erin Thompson is an ATI certified Alexander Technique teacher.

    Zenon Dance School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, 4th floor

    June 4: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; $22

    To pre-register, please call 612-338-1101

    Wear comfortable clothing.

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    17. SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    August 3-7, 2015 at The Cowles Center

    COLLIDE presents its popular Summer Jazz Dance Workshop.

    Ages 11-17 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.....(Two levels)

    Daily Class Schedule:

    9:30 am - 11:00 am Jazz Technique

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Specialty Class

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Jazz Repertoire

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Master Class

    *There will be an in-studio repertoire performance on Friday, August 7 at 2:30 pm for family and friends.

    Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso and company members as well as amazing guest artist! Register now and save on early bird registration until June 1. For more info and registration forms please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org.

    Contact: Maddie Ahner, maddie@collidetheatrical.org

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    18. JENNIFER ILSE TEACHES INVERSION MODERN DANCE WORKSHOPS AT ZENON

    Monday, June 1: 10-11:30am - Intermediate/Advanced Inversion Modern Dance

    For dancers with experience in inversions such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, (or get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!) or past Inversion Dance students who are ready to move at a faster pace.

    Wednesday, June 3: 5:30-7pm - Beginning Inversion Modern Dance

    Build confidence in using your full body to support yourself in motion.

    Jennifer's inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor. Jennifer Ilse is the co-artistic director of Off-Leash Area, an interdisciplinary dance and theater company.

    Plus-new Inversion Modern Dance classes coming for summer session!

    Contact: Jennifer Ilse, offleash@offleasharea.org

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    19. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Come Fly with Black Label Movement!

    June 15 - June 26, 2015 Monday through Friday

    9:00 am - 10:30 am - Contemporary Movement Technique

    10:45 am - 12:30 pm - Partnering Towards Making

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BLM Repertory

    Black Label Movement's summer intensive at the University of Minnesota will exemplify our commitment to athletic, ballistic, concept-driven contemporary dance in a global context.

    Come learn and dance with BLM Artistic Directors Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink and the BLM movers during a rigorous daily schedule that will challenge your physical and creative limits. Each day begins with a contemporary movement technique class, followed by a partnering laboratory during which participants will examine the technique of partnering toward the goal of creating original choreographic work, and end with participants learning work from BLM's explosive repertory. The intensive culminates in a sharing of participants' original work and the repertory learned during this two-week session.

    COURSE INFORMATION:

    DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits for section 001 (UofM Dance Majors this includes a performance credit). 1 Credit for Section 002 (*Community Members/non-UofM Students*), Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

    REGISTRATION:

    This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

    Contact: Emilie Plauche FliNk, 612-272-0311

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    20. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA AUGUST BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10– 21

    Ballet Royale’s popular two-week Intensive Workshop with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations and Nutcracker Choreography

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    WHEN: August 10 – 21, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (two separate levels)

    WHO: Talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students ages 11 and up (minimum of one year of pointe for girls) through professionals.

    WHAT: This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program features classes in classical ballet technique, pointe, and jazz dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals. Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

    COST: $450

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call 952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    21. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    Ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through Professionals

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION ONLY

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Rigorous Ballet based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Enrichment Classes, and Injury Prevention. Performance for full-program students. Ballet Royale’s Summer Intensive Program consists of five levels in three divisions

    DIVISION I - NO AUDITION REQUIRED $292

    (Ages 8+ who have completed one or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday: 12:30 pm -2:45 pm (Division I is only offered as a 2 week session, July 20 – 31).

    DIVISION II - NO AUDITION REQUIRED $525-$755

    (Ages 9+ who have completed three or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    UPPER DIVISION - AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    (Ages 11+ who have completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through professionals). Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    Option 1:FULL PROGRAM

    Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm. $740 to $1170

    Option 2: BALLET and PILATES ONLY

    Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm. $340 to $565

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING. 952-898-3163. For more: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    22. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    For motivated intermediate/advanced (completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls) through Professional. Hone technique and maximize improvement: this program will accelerate dancers’ progress as they start off the summer. This intensive two-week program features a daily regimen of Conditioning/Pilates/Injury Prevention, Ballet Technique, Pointe, and/or Men's Class. Two separate levels. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    WHEN: June 8 – 19, 2015 (two week session), Monday – Friday, 9:30am–Noon

    COST: $250

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

    FREE PARKING. Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. info@BalletRoyaleMN.org, 952-898-3163. For more information visit:http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    23. TU DANCE 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of summer programming for children, teens and young adults. NEW this summer - Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

    ​TU Dance ​Children ​and Teen​ Summer Program​

    Intro and Bridge Level, July 6-17

    Creative Movement, July 13-17

    *Informal showing on the last day

    The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

    ​TU Dance Pre-Professional ​Summer Intensive, August 3-22

    The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. ​There will be an informal showcase at the end of the intensive.​

    Options for level placement include attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), or submitting a video. Videos should contain a ballet center combination and a modern phrase. Send videos, with resume and headshot, to education@tudance.org or mail to:

    TU DANCE CENTER

    P.O. BOX 40405

    SAINT PAUL, MN 55104

    Contact us: info@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    24. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Olive and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies June 1-12, 10-5pm

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18, 10-5pm

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost: $750 per module or $1300 for both. Space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    25. SARA REICH MASTER TAP CLASS

    Sara is one of the leaders of the art of American tap dance. Currently on tour with Postmodern Jukebox, Sara is developing new works with her company Tap Music Project. See has starred on So You Think You Can Dance and is a member of Syncopated Ladies. Hosted by Keane Sense of Rhythm cost $30.00 held at Heart Beat Studios, 7661 145th St W, Apple Valley. Friday June 12th 12:00pm to 1:30pm Int/Advanced. Register at Tapcompany.org or with

    Keanesense@aol.com. 612-9861944.

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    26. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    June 15-19, 2015

    11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Company’s week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate/advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique/improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company’s national and international repertory. Experience exceptional choreography with exceptional dancers.

    Requirements: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance. Age 15+

    Save $25 by purchasing a 5-Day Package:

    5-Day Package: Includes all technique/improvisation and repertory classes - only $200!

    Register online at www.zenondance.org

    Drop-In Rates:

    Morning Technique Class Drop-in: $20

    Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

    No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

    View the detailed schedule on our Facebook event page:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/504384469700819/

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    27. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEK - JUNE 1-5

    Start your Summer off on the right foot with Zenon Dance School's Summer Workshop Week June 1-5! Drop-ins are welcome the day of workshops, but students are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in class. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard accepted.

    SCHEDULE:

    Monday, June 1

    10:00-11:30 - Advanced Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse ($14)

    5:30-7:00 - "Together" - Modern/Improv with Dustin Haug ($14)

    Tuesday, June 2

    10:00-12:00 - Somatic Writing Practice with Robert Haarman and Jeanne Bain ($16)

    6:00-7:30 - Form, then Function! -Pilates with Camille LeFevre ($14)

    Wednesday, June 3

    9:30-11:00 - Master Class with Guest Choreographer, Joanna Kotze ($16)

    10:00-11:30 - Intermediate Tap with Kaleena Miller ($14)

    5:30-7:00 - Beginning Inversion Dance with Jennifer Ilse ($14)

    Thursday, June 4

    9:30-12:30 - Alexander Technique for the Performing Artist with Erin Thompson ($22)

    Friday, June 5

    12:00-1:00 - Zenon Dance Company Open Rehearsal with Guest Choreographer, Joanna Kotze -FREE-

    REGISTER:

    ONLINE: zenondance.org

    PHONE: 612-338-1101

    IN PERSON: 528 Hennepin Ave #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (4th floor of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts)

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    28. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Bring the summer heat to the floor with Keane Sense of Rhythm's summer intensive. Students will learn choreography, technique, improvisation, history and perform.

    Advanced: 10:00-2:00pm

    Intermediate: 10-12:30pm

    Tuition: Advanced $275, Intermediate $175 includes classes and a shirt. Sign up by June 1 and get a free show ticket.

    Performance Friday June 19, 2015, 7pm Celtic Junction $5 students and $7 adults.
    tapcompany.org, Keanesense@aol.com

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    29. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit: http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/, call the studio at 651-690-1588, or send an email to info@spcballet.org.

    For the dancer with three or more years of experience in ballet technique and at least two years of pointe experience. This class is attended by the Saint Paul Ballet Company. Perfect class for an advanced student throughout the summer. Half hour of Advanced Pointe open after the ballet technique class.

    Fridays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio

    Open Advanced Pointe 11:30-12:00 Fairview Ave Studio

    Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub

    June 8 through September 5, 2015

    NOTE: During the month of July this class will take place at Grand Ave on July 10 and 24. Otherwise on July 3, 17, 31 the Open Ballet class will be available at Grand.

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54,

    8-class card: $98,

    12-class card: $132,

    All class cards valid for 3 months from date of purchase.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, May 26 and June 2

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am through May 28

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    31. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER - LAST SPRING CLASS JUNE 2

    GYROKINESIS® will commence a summer break after the June 2 class....get it while you can!

    The Gyrokinesis® method is a class that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Gyrokinesis® exercises utilize seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular.

    The class is taught by Brittany Keefe, the owner of My Spiral Motion exercise studio and a dancer with the James Sewell Ballet. She became involved with the GYROTONIC® method nearly 20 years ago. Brittany earned her teaching credentials through master trainers Juergen Bamberger, Karen Mullen, and Leda Franklin; all of whom were original students of the GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. Brittany emphasizes having fun through exercise.

    8:15-9:15am on Tuesday mornings in studio 2B

    $5 per class. Wear clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information, or ongoing personal training on the pulley tower, please go to http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    32. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in Ballet, Modern, Horton-based Modern, West African, and Contemporary techniques. Classes are for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Join us in our spacious studios!

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule.

    Schedule is subject to change. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no afternoon open classes May 30-June 6. Morning open classes will continue as usual.

    Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    33. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL'S SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in or save $1/class by purchasing class cards online, in person or by calling (612)338-1101. This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule: www.zenondance.org/school/classes

    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Tuesday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    Wednesday:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursday:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    10:30-12pm, Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    11:30-12:30pm, Improvisation and Technique with Sophia Pimsler

    1:30-3pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson

    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday:

    8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesday:

    6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesday:

    5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday:

    11:00-12:00pm, All Levels Yoga with Regina Peluso

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    12:30-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson

    YOUTH CLASSES in modern, tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    34. NEW SUMMER CLASSES AT ZENON - JUNE 8-AUGUST 30

    Zenon Dance School is excited to offer three new classes this summer!

    Gaga with Berit Ahlgren

    Mondays - 9:30-11:00am

    Tai Chi/Qigong, A Movement Meditation with Jane Shockley

    Fridays - 9:30-11:00am

    Improvisation with Blake Nellis and Guest Instructors

    Saturdays - 11:30-1:00pm

    *EXTENDED CLASS TIME*

    Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    Thursdays - 9:30-11:30

    Enrollment is now OPEN! Visit zenondance.org to view the whole schedule and purchase enrollments and 10-class cards!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    35. KEANE SENSE OF RHYTHM ADULT TAP CLASSES

    Advanced Adult Classes - Thursdays Starting June 18: 6:45 - 8:00 pm

    Advanced Beginning (1 year minimum of tap) - Mondays Starts June 15:

    Tappy Hour II: 5:30 - 6:45

    Tappy Hour I: 6:45 - 8:00 pm

    Classes held at Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave St Paul. tapcompany.org or 612 986 1944 Keanesense@aol.com

    Contact: Cathy Wind, keanesense@aol.com

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    36. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE OPEN COMPANY CLASSES

    Train with the choreographers, dancers, and leadership team of Minnesota Dance Collaborative!

    6 Week Session

    June 10-July 15, Wednesdays 7-9pm

    $5/class or $25 for the entire session

    Location: DanceXchange- 6885 Washington Ave S, Edina MN 55439

    Each class will include: dancer nutrition, conditioning, technique and choreography.

    Focus on a different style of dance each week: Musical Theater, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Hip Hop.

    For more information please contact: mndancecollaborative@gmail.com

    Contact: Holly Bryant, mndancecollaborative@gmail.com

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    37. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    In this special series, learn from some of the most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Explore movement in physical contact with each other, focusing on the laws that govern motion: Mass, Gravity, Momentum, and Inertia. We train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills, and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome.

    Class: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm. Studio is open for personal warm up at 6pm

    $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series start anytime $80

    Open jam: 8:00 pm onwards: $3-5 suggested donation

    Education Studio (2nd Floor), The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    This program is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and BodyCartography Project.

    Upcoming teachers include: Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad and Jane Shockley.

    More info at:

    http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    A jam is an open improvisation and an opportunity to play, research, and connect with others. Not a class, not a rehearsal, not a performance, but a space that combines all of these. In a jam, we soften the distinctions between learning, inventing, playing, and expressing. We allow the dancing body to provoke other kinds of logic and intelligence. Governed by mutual respect and awareness, we stretch our understanding and our potential.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    38. DON'T YOU FEEL IT TOO? PUBLIC DANCE PRACTICE FOR SUMMER 2015

    Don’t You Feel It Too? is a practice of truthful dancing, playful provocation, physical exercise, social healing, and personal liberation. It’s also ridiculously fun! Anyone can do it. Free and open to the public.

    Attend any of these upcoming sessions, May through October, 5:30-7:00pm (rain or shine)—

    Mondays: June 1, 15, 29

    July 13, 27

    August 10, 24

    September 21

    October 5, 12

    Tuesdays: June 9, 23

    July 7, 21

    August 4, 11, 18

    September 1, 8, 15, 29

    October 13

    Meet at Peavey Plaza for instructions and warm-up. Bring a playlist of your most beloved music on an mp3 player and headphones. Wear comfy shoes; we dance in public and transcend fear. After an hour we cool down, discuss and learn from one another. 90 minutes total.

    This summer we also have these special events:

    DYFIT@Northern Spark—Saturday, June 13, midnight at the Weisman Art Museum

    Two weeklong intensives 5:30-7:00PM (rain or shine)—

    Monday-Friday, Aug 10-14 focused on Happiness and Healing

    Monday-Friday, October 12-16 focused on Activism.

    For more info email dyfit@graceminnesota.org to subscribe to our updates or follow our facebook page, www.facebook.com/dontyoufeelittoo.

    Contact: Marcus Young, dyfit@graceminnesota.org

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    39. ZUMBROTA DANCE STUDIO SEEKING 2015-2016 TEACHERS

    The Zumbrota Dance Studio (located in Zumbrota, MN about 50 minutes south of St. Paul/20 minutes north of Rochester) is looking for jazz and hip hop teachers for the 2015-2016 season. We have an amazing group of students who are eager to learn! Competition experience would be a plus, but is not necessary.

    Please email rjhoven@msn.com if you are interested. Thanks!

    Contact: Robyn Hoven, rjhoven@msn.com

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    40. BALLET/TAP/JAZZ DANCE INSTRUCTOR NEEDED

    Deuxmensions Dance Theatre & School is seeking applicants for a Ballet, Tap and Jazz instructor(s) for Monday evening and Saturday morning classes beginning September 2015.

    DDTS has been operating in the SW Minneapolis area for more than 15 years, and have recently moved to our new location off Hwy 100 and W 36th Street in St Louis Park. We are a non-competition dance school dedicated to teaching the technique, artistry, and creativity of dance. We teach a wide variety of techniques for ages 3-adult. For more information, visit us online at deuxmensions.com.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    -Applicant must possess a BFA/BA/BS in Dance, or have extensive professional/teaching experience.

    -We are looking for an individual who has experience in, and enjoys working with children ages 3-15.

    -Instructor must
    have a strong knowledge of classical ballet, jazz and tap techniques. The ability to teach intermediate level tap is a plus.

    If you are interested in teaching with us, please send your resume, detailing education as well as teaching experience, to deuxmensionsdance@prodigy.net

    Contact: Michelle Doyle, 952-926-7542

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    41. LOOKING FOR MALE JAZZ DANCER

    Collide Theatrical is looking for a Male Jazz Dancer with excellent technique. This opportunity is for paid rehearsal and performance work, August-March. Compensation will be determined upon experience.

    Contact: Maddie Ahner, maddie@collidetheatrical.org

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    42. ZENON DANCE COMPANY & SCHOOL SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

    Volunteer Intern Position

    Minimum of 10-15 hours per week

    Responsibilities:

    Assists both the Managing Director and School Coordinator with general office functions. This includes assisting in basic financial processes, marketing, answering phones, processing student enrollments and data entry.
    Interns also assist with planning and executing larger projects as they arise (such as photo shoots, fundraisers, or new marketing initiatives).

    Skills:

    - Must be organized and detail oriented

    - Must be self motivated and willing to take initiative

    - Familiarity with MS Office including Excel

    - Willingness to work on a wide variety of projects

    - Knowledge of dance or interest in art administration strongly preferred

    - Previous experience with marketing or event planning is a plus

    Dates: Interns must be available during 9-5:00pm M-F business hours.
    Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 weeks and 10-15 hours per week is required.

    Compensation: Free dance classes at Zenon: One hour of dance class per one hour volunteered, valid for one year. If applicable, Zenon can work with educational institutions on obtaining college credit for internship work.

    We will review applications on a rolling basis.

    Send cover letter and resume to:

    Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director

    Zenon Dance Company and School

    528 Hennepin Ave. Suite 400

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Phone: 612-338-1101

    Fax: 612-338-2479

    danielle@zenondance.org

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    43. SEEKING BALLET DIRECTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Ballet Director at the Reif Center. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. The Ballet Director is the lead instructor and choreographer for all intermediate and advanced ballet classes (including pointe). The ideal candidate will have advanced training in ballet, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills, and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5780.

    Contact: David Marty, dmarty@reifcenter.org

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    44. SEEKING JAZZ AND TAP INSTRUCTOR

    The Reif Dance program in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in collaboration with James Sewell Ballet, announces an opening for a Jazz and Tap Instructor. This position (which may be filled by a couple) is a full-time teaching job with a strong benefits package, and an anticipated start date of September 1, 2015. This is the lead instructor and choreographer for all jazz and tap levels. The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in dance, with a demonstrated ability to teach dance, exhibit excellent communication skills and be willing to work as part of a team. For more complete information about this position and directions on how to apply, contact David Marty at dmarty@reifcenter.org or 218-327-5783.

    Contact: David Marty, dmarty@reifcenter.org

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    45. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male and female soloist and principal level dancers for the 2015–16 season.

    Salaried employee contract runs from approximately September 2015 to May 2016. Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Unpaid Company Trainee/Apprentice positions are also available for both males and females. These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

    TO AUDITION: Please contact Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota at 952 452-3163 to schedule an audition.

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS - Submit:

    1) Non-refundable audition fee of $25. Cash or check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."

    2) Two photos; a headshot and in 1st arabesque (on pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and

    3) A short résumé.

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is the resident dance company of one of the Twin Cities premiere professional theaters, the 1,000 seat Ames Center in Burnsville, off I-35 just 15 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States. For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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    46. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is still accepting video auditions for its Upper Division level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6–31) and for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10–21), for students ages 11+ (must have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

    Master teachers join Ballet Royale's renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer for the August Intensive, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT and Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION by video tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


    - Two photos: 1) 1st arabesque (on pointe for girls); and 2) head shot showing at least 3/4 face

    - Recommendation letter from current ballet instructor (except current Ballet Royale Students)

    - Maximum 10-minutes long video (CD, flash drive or DVD): Please see the audition form on our website for video requirements.

    Mail or deliver completed registration, audition materials and audition fee to the address below. Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    47. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    Ballet Royale Minnesota has openings for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program. Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for focused, talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

    ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

    Please contact us to schedule an audition.

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition.

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    48. AMP CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS: DEADLINE THIS MONDAY - JUNE 1

    Alternative Motion Project (AMP) is a professional modern dance company striving to create accessible, entertaining, and meaningful dance work in the Twin Cities.

    Moving BIG into its 5th Season, AMP is now accepting proposal submissions THROUGH JUNE 1 to be its Guest Choreographer for its performance in March 2016.

    AMP’s Guest Choreographer will work with Alternative Motion Project company members on either the creation of a new work or the resetting of an already established work. While AMP is a predominantly modern dance company, the work from its Guest Choreographer can be another style.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    -Emerging or established choreographer (shown work in at least 3 professional

    settings, i.e., not school)

    -21 years of age or older (out of school)

    -Complete submission form found at http://www.alternativemotionproject.org/choreographer-open-call.html

    -Submit CV of dance + choreographic experience

    -Include links to video of work samples (minimum 10 minutes, maximum 30 minutes- can be from multiple works, whatever is appropriate to the proposal)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 6pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

    If selected, the Guest Choreographer will receive an honorarium. Rehearsals can start as early as September and will be mutually agreed upon by the Guest Choreographer and AMP. For more information on AMP and this opportunity visit:

    http://www.alternativemotionproject.org/choreographer-open-call.html

    Please direct questions and submit proposals to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com
    by 6pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

    Thank you for your interest in AMP!

    Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, Co-Artistic Directors

    Move BIG.

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com

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    49. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    50. DANCE TEACHERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER AND FALL

    Mayer Arts is looking for dance teachers for summer and fall. We are a recreational program in the Twin Cities focused in teaching children proper technique through creativity. Looking for teachers who are trained in ballet, tap and jazz. For exact dates and locations visit

    http://mayerarts.com/employment/

    Contact: Gina Mayer, gina@mayerarts.com

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    51. MINNESOTA DANCE COLLABORATIVE COMPANY AUDITION - JUNE 3

    Auditions for the 2015 Illuminaires- An Adult High Kick Precision Dance Company

    Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 7pm

    $5 Audition Fee

    -Bring headshot and dance resume

    -Wear fitted, performance-ready attire

    -Pre-Registration required, email: mndancecollaborative@gmail.com

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    -Dancers selected will perform in Minnesota Dance Collaborative's 2015 Holiday show and at other events in the Twin Cities.

    -Dancers must be 18 years of age or older at time of audition and have training in ballet and jazz.

    Audition Location:

    The DanceXchange

    6885 Washington Ave S

    Edina, MN 55439

    MNDANCECOLLABORATIVE.COM

    Contact: Holly Bryant, mndancecollaborative@gmail.com

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    52. AUDITION FOR ZENON DANCE ZONE - SUMMER SESSION

    Saturday, June 6

    Registration: 10:30 am

    Audition Class: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Zone is an intensive study and performance program that offers students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session. Students are chosen by audition and their tuition is subsidized by partial scholarship. The program is divided into two levels:

    Technique Level: Provides students the opportunity to enhance their creative and technical skills and explore new dance styles.

    Performance Level: Provides an opportunity for students to work with area choreographers and perform in an end-of-session concert.

    SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHERS:

    Berit Ahlgren

    Dustin Haug

    Kaleena Miller

    Tuition: UNLIMITED CLASSES at Zenon Dance School for Summer Session! Technique Level-$588 (only $49 per week for 12 weeks) Performance Level-$528 (only $44 per week for 12 weeks) (Payment plans available. Work-study opportunities available to help subsidize a portion of tuition.)

    Please RSVP to molly@zenondance.org if you are coming to the audition. If you are interested in Zone but cannot attend the auditions, please contact Zone Coordinator, Molly Johnston, to find out how you can still join!

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    53. CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS' GRANT OPPORTUNITY

    I wanted to give you the heads-up about Career Transition For Dancers’ next grant application deadline: July 15, 2015. To apply, 1) call our grant administrator Ann Barry (212-764-0172) to see if you qualify. 2) Schedule an appointment with career counselor Maryellen Langhout to complete the application. For more information about this grant opportunity and our FREE

    services visit our website at careertransition.org.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    54. STUDIO FOR RENT IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

    Our dance studio is available to rent in our off-hours, (Such as Saturday afternoons, Sundays, Weekdays early mornings, mid-afternoons, evenings)

    Our amenities:

    -800 square foot of dance space, with bamboo floors over an 80% shock absorbent dance pad.

    -One mirrored wall

    -Double bars along the mirrored wall and a single bar along the opposing wall

    -A male and a female changing room with cubbies

    -A lounge area

    -Free wi-fi from our neighbors

    -A Bose sound system

    -High Ceilings with beautiful light

    -Free street and lot parking

    Located in Northeast’s Grain Belt Brewery Complex just north of Broadway along the river. Easy to get to from 94W. 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413

    Email straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com for pricing and availability. Check out our website at

    http://www.straightlinedancefitness.com/our-studio.html

    Contact: Gretchen Bierbaum, straightlinedancefitness@gmail.com

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    55. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available, including daytime hours.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
    Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    56. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    Perfect for dancing and all kinds of floor work.

    These hard-to-find, washable, cotton kneepads are one size fits all!

    Single pair: $18

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    57. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    We are looking for responsible individuals who can help with class registration and jam closing on Mondays at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. Free class in exchange for being available from 6:15 - 9:00 pm.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    58. FREE CAREER COUNSELING BY CAREER TRANSITION FOR DANCERS

    Dancers-a quick reminder that we provide FREE career counseling sessions by phone or in person (Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm and noon to 5pm on Thursdays)! If you are a professional dancer wondering what happens after your last bow, a dancer in need of guidance on how to find extra income, or a dance student trying to be proactive about your future, we are here for you. Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, offers vocational guidance, assistance with resumes and cover letters and, one-on-one Career Counseling for FREE. Appointments with our Midwest counselor Maryellen Langhout are, once again, FREE; just call 312-666-0234 or email at mlanghout@careertransition.org for more information.

    Contact: Ricardo J Garcia, rgarcia@careertransition.org

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    59. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    Do you have a spare room and want to offer that room to a visiting artist? BodyCartography Project is looking for people to provide housing for out of town participants during their Embodied Performance workshop series June 1-12 and December 7-18. Please include the price and your location.

    Contact: katelynskelley@gmail.com

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    60. SUBMIT REMEMBRANCES AND PHOTOS OF MN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY LOST TO AIDS

    Looking for remembrances and photos for choreographers and dancers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company lost to AIDS: William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters and David Voss for the upcoming project, Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company. MJDC (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first repertory jazz dance company, founded by Zoe Sealy. During its 13-year run, five male choreographers created original works on the dancers. By 1991, four were dead from AIDS. Former company member Karla Grotting and Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select works by these remarkable artists to honor and remember their contributions to the American concert jazz dance form. We would like to ask anyone in the community to send remembrances or photos to be included in the Lost Voices project to karlagrotting@gmail.com. Please send any photos, scanned individually, at high resolution, as a JPEG file.

    Contact: Brenda Martinson, brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com

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    61. COWLES CENTER NAMED NEW HOME FOR MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS IN DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

    The McKnight Foundation has named The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts as the new administering partner for the McKnight Artist Fellowships in Dance and Choreography.
    “As home to more than 20 performing arts organizations, the Cowles Center has grown into a flagship for dance in Minnesota and a great match for the stewarding of these fellowships,” said McKnight president Kate Wolford. The Cowles Center opened its doors in 2011 with a mission to serve as a catalyst for the creation, performance, education and celebration of dance and the performing arts. The fellowships in dance and choreography will transition from the University of Minnesota’s Northrop, where they came to reside in 2011.
    Read the full press release.

    www.mcknight.org

    Contact: Na Eng, communications director, The McKnight Foundation, (612) 333-4220

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